ositive Behaviour Support

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Institute for Applied Behavior Analysis (IABA), based in California, is dedicated to the advancement of positive practices in the field of challenging behaviour, with a non-aversive, person-centered approach. This is a highly respected, quality training resource for the sector. IABA has launched a web-based e-learning site. Provincial Click to visit website

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Resources The Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS) is an international organization of professionals that shares information on the application of positive behaviour supports to individuals with complex needs in a variety of support settings (e.g., schools, justice system, community). Provincial Click to visit website
Workshop Positive Behaviour Supports (PBS): Level One/Two: Each 1-day workshop develops the knowledge and values base and starts to develop specific skills and competencies. Provincial "training_events.html"

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Train-the-Trainer Positive Behaviour Supports (PBS) Train-the-Trainer program: This 2-day course provides its participants with the skills necessary to train staff in their home organizations in the areas related to the use of positive practices & restrictive procedures. Edmonton


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Workshop Excel Academy offers professional development in Strategies for Behaviour Management. Edmonton Matthew Rolheiser, Registrar
Excel Academy
Phone: (780) 441 7999
Fax: (780) 421 7563
Email: info@excelacademy.ca

My Life Matters was written for Michener services employees, but could serve as a guide for all support workers in the disability services field. It discusses a wide range of positive approaches to supporting adults with developmental disabilities and responding to unanticipated situations and behaviours of concern.

Trainers include Kathy Noyes, with a behavioural specialist from Central region.
Provincial http://www.seniors.alberta.ca/PDD/Central/Docs/MyLifeMatters.pdf

Contact Kathy Noyes
Email: kathy.noyes@gov.ab.ca
Workshop WJS Alberta offers the following workshops in Grande Prairie and area:
  • Proactive Behavioural Strategies: Basic techniques for managing problematic behaviours
  • Advanced Behavioral Strategies (pre-requisite: PBS above)
  • Crisis Assessment and Response (pre-requisites: PBS)
  • Behavioral Plan Design (pre-requisite PBS & ABS)
  • Common Disabilities and Behavior Management
WJS also offers in-services on a variety of other topics, such as Behaviour Review Committees, Confidentiality, Consistency, Conflict Styles and Dealing with Confrontation, Incident Report writing, Mini Proactive Strategies, Positive Programming, Reinforcement Schedules, Restrictive Procedures, Role Playing, Social Stories, and Structure.
Northwest Brenda Williamson
Email: bwilliamson@wjscanada.com
Workshop WJS Alberta offers the following workshop in Slave Lake and area:
  • Crisis Assessment and Response (pre-requisites: Proactive Behavioural Strategies)
Northwest Ilana Zinyk 780-849-5111
Email: izinyk@wjscanada.com
Resources Mount Royal University and the Government of Alberta (FSCD) have created a set of website resources on Positive Behaviour Supports for Children designed to meet the specific needs of families, aides and school staff. Included are units on teaching adaptive behavior, managing challenging behaviours, teamwork and program planning. Provincial http://www.pbsc.info/